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American Therapy The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ [BOOKS] ⚦ American Therapy The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States By Jonathan Engel – From Freud to Zoloft the first coCan therapies such as Gestalt rebirthing and primal scream therapy and concludes with the modern world of psychopharmacology cognitive behavioral therapy and highly targeted short term therapies For a counseled Therapy The Rise PDF #206 nation that freely uses terms such as “emotional baggage” and no longer stigmatizes mental health care American Therapy is a remarkable history of an extraordinary enterpris. so far it's fascinating

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Ok #10003 this community of healers American Therapy begins as psychotherapy itself does with the monumental figure of Sigmund American Therapy ePUB #186 Freud The book outlines the basics of Freudian theory and discusses the peculiarly powerful influence of Freud on the world of American mental health The book moves through the emergence of group therapy the rise of psychosurgery the evolution of uniuely Ameri. This book's title gives it away I found it interesting as I studied psychotherapy in college and it was a well connected narrative about how the different schools of therapy evolved initially from Freud and then from one another It was a bit dry at times though; I would only recommend it as pleasure reading to someone who had a genuine interest in the subject

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American Therapy The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United StatesThe Rise Epub #224 From Freud to Zoloft the first comprehensive history of American Psychotherapy Fifty percent of Americans will undergo some form of psychotherapy in their lifetimes but the origins of the field are rarely known to patients Yet the story of psychotherapy in America brims with colorful characters intriguing experimental treatments and intense debates within Therapy The Rise of Psychotherapy eBo. American Therapy The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States reads like a well written history text well because it is one While perhaps not the best reading selection for a brain that is like mine in a state of pre holiday scatter the book provides an often fascinating account of the history of therapy in the United States including not just key figures and movements within the field but also the uniuely American characteristics that have influenced psychotherapyEngel the author of several other histories including The Epidemic A Global History of AIDS begins his chronology with a chapter summarizing the life theories and influences of Freud who only visited the United States once but whose ideas have enjoyed notable popularity here When we see a therapist read a self help book or seek out counseling from an advisor of a religious or other affiliation the modern chronology of the therapy we receive begins with Freud The patient lying down on the sofa in the New Yorker cartoon That’s Freud The id and the ego That’s Freud too The idea that what women really want is to kill their mothers and marry their fathers Oy FreudThankfully for our relationships with our mothers Freudian psychotherapy has come to be regarded as Engel writes in the afterword “highly significant within the spectrum of intellectual history but with little relevance to our best understandings of the human mind” Freud’s ideas were amalgamated with those of others including Meyer Sullivan and Karen Horney whom Engel writes of the latter was called “the first feminist psychologist” Horney being a woman herself naturally wrote about the experiences of girls and women as well as boys and men and found that parental love had a lot to do with psychological trauma and neurosesNumerous other individuals in this field have influenced it since Freud’s death in 1939 but just as influential were the cultural phenomena Because war never fails in creating psychological trauma psychotherapy enjoyed an increase in popularity and demand after World War II Also twentieth century trends in addiction—to alcohol and other substances—prompted often futile searches for effective treatments; one result was an increase in group therapy thanks to the success of Alcoholics Anonymous Engel also devotes a chapter to narcissism which he notes has both influenced and thwarted the fieldIn addition to the rise of psychotherapy there has been a fall and Engel writes that since the 1980s “psychotherapy has reached a certain stasis” as the focus in treatment of mental illness has turned to pharmaceuticals such as Prozac Zoloft and Paxil However patients who receive therapy in addition to medication tend to function better than those on drugs alone and Engel concludes that American therapy in the twenty first century is “eclectic” made up of social workers counselors and licensed therapists And with Americans’ tendency to feel entitled—to happiness success wealth and opportunity—we are well served to utilize these resources lest we crumple under the weight of our own vague ambitions OyReview by Jonelle Seitz